April 18, 2009

G11: Red Sox 6, Orioles 4

Orioles - 000 040 000 - 4  8  1
Red Sox - 014 100 00x - 6 12 1
Kevin Youkilis sparked the Sox with his first four-hit game of the season: single, two doubles, home run. He drove in four runs, three on a dong to left in the third.

Beckett stumbled in the fifth. The inning began with a single, double, walk, bases-loaded walk, double and fielding error. But with a man on second and no outs -- tying run at the plate -- he settled down, getting out of trouble, then ending his night by setting down the side in order with a seven-pitch sixth inning.

And the bullpen was stellar once again. Okajima, Saito and Papelbon combined for a 3-2-0-0-4 line.

Also: Cleveland scored 14 runs in the second inning against the Yankees and won 22-4. Because the Rays lost to Chicago, the Red Sox hopped over them into fourth place. At 5-6, we are 3 GB the high-flying Blue Jays.

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Adam Eaton (9.00, 58 ERA+) / Josh Beckett (3.46, 154 ERA+)

Eaton has made only one start this season: last Sunday against the Rays. He went 4-8-4-2-6, 100 and Baltimore lost 11-3.

Eaton had a 5.80 ERA (75 ERA+) for the Phillies in 107 innings last year.

254 comments:

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Jere said...

no cycle. yet.

Kevin said...

Meh.

Jere said...

Gee, MA on for Bos.

L-girl said...

gee ma, that's cute

jere, don't know if you saw, earlier in this thread i answered your q from last night

Jere said...

oh right. thanks. And I told Kim you said she was smart and cool....

Jere said...

OTT

Kevin said...

OTT

L-girl said...

good, but she should already know i think that.

Benjamin said...

Meanwhile, the Padres continue to surprise.

Benjamin said...

On fire

Kevin said...

Flaming double.

redsock said...

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the last time a Major League club put up a 14-run inning was June 27, 2003, when the Red Sox did it against the Marlins in Fenway Park.

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Kevin said...

IBB to Tek?

Jere said...

That was when we scored 10 in the 1st before an out was recorded.

Kevin said...

"According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the last time a Major League club put up a 14-run inning was June 27, 2003, when the Red Sox did it against the Marlins in Fenway Park."

10 runs in before they even recorded an out, I believe.

Jere said...

Yeah Tek must be feelin really good right now. Talking to the first baseman: "Yeah, sometimes they prefer not to pitch to me."

Kevin said...

Damon was 3/4 of the way to the cycle in the first inning.

Kevin said...

Strike amoeba.

Jere said...

Damon: 5 for 7 in that game.

L-girl said...

I have to get ready to go home. And since it now takes me TWICE AS FUCKING LONG TO GET HOME, I won't see the rest of the game. grumble grumble.

Dear Red Sox,

Please hold this lead and win the game.

Love,

RSN In Toronto

redsock said...

Idiot Red Sox fans doing the wave.

Jere said...

Looked like the front foot never reached second--didn't get to the bag until the back foot landed. NESN with crappy replays. MASN people, your thoughts?

Kevin said...

I thought it looked like that too, on MASN.

Jere said...

The Wave: 95% of people hate it, but 99% do it if given the chance.

L-girl said...

Proud to be among the 1%.

Jere said...

I've been a card-carrying member of Wave Busters since the mid 80s. I have never stood once. But I do respect the Fen-wave as it oddly has become a tradition.

redsock said...

I do not believe 95% of people hate it. And there are plenty of traditions that should be done away with. Length of existense is no measure of worth.

Kevin said...

This bullpen is looking awesome for the season. Aside from Lopez.

Kevin said...

Someone needs to get on to give Youk another chance at the cycle.

Kevin said...

That'll work.

Jere said...

KIm: "drop it drop it drop it..."

And Youk gets his chance for the 3B!!!!!

redsock said...

Get pissed, Bay!

Benjamin said...

Make'em pay, Bay.

Benjamin said...

WTF. There's no foul ground over there.

Jere said...

"I do not believe 95% of people hate it."

I feel like if you ask anybody they'll SAY they hate it, but the fact that a few people can get 40,000 to do I guess makes them liars.

But what I like is how when you think about it from the bleacher people's perspective, it's like their way of making the box seat people have to stand up. But only if they start it between innings! The worst is watching some asshole during a rally, back to the field, desperately trying to start a Wave and acting like the people watching the game are the assholes.

Benjamin said...

Bleh.

Kevin said...

Disappointing end to that, but at least it's still a save situation.

Benjamin said...

Disappointing end to that, but at least it's still a save situation.

We were hoping it wouldn't be.

Benjamin said...

I still can't get over the strikezone this game.

Benjamin said...

Uh, Paps.

Kevin said...

Throw strikes.

redsock said...

Lowell, Tek and Velazquez up in the 9th, if necessary. ... Let's end this now.

Benjamin said...

Throw fucking strikes.

Kevin said...

He tries too hard to get Ks. Just get the outs.

Benjamin said...

There's two.

Kevin said...

Like that.

Kevin said...

Water.

Benjamin said...

Water!

A Conformer said...

Back just in time for the Bot.

Jere said...

Dirty crab water

A Conformer said...

Oh, wow, that was quick. GDGD didn't even get a chance to load in time.

Jere said...

I'm at Fenway tomorrow, with a friend who hasn't been there since '97! See you clowns bright and early Monday morning.

Zenslinger said...

I did not see any baseball scores all day except the earliest ones, then checked a little while ago.

Schadenfreude post, ja?

FenFan said...

Late to the party but I was at the game last night (sitting in Section 29) and I witnessed a kid get not one but two foul balls sitting in the Loge seats (section 60?). Anyone got the odds on that?

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